Friday, 6 October 2017


When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with a boy in my class. I have forgotten what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.

I was convinced that 'I' was right and 'he' was wrong - and he was just as convinced that 'I' was wrong and 'he' was right.

The teacher brought us up to the front of the class and placed him on one side of her desk and me on the other.

In the middle of her desk was a large, round object. I could clearly see that it was black. She asked the boy what color the object was. "White," he answered.

I couldn't believe he said the object was white, when it was obviously black!

The teacher told me to go stand where the boy was standing and told him to come stand where I had been. We changed places, and now she asked me what the color of the object was. I had to answer, "White."

It was an object with two differently colored sides, and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my side it was black.

Sometimes we need to look at the problem from the other person's view in order to truly understand their perspective.

*I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.*

*What we see depends mainly on what we look for.*

*Imagine you could open your eyes to see only the good in every person, the positive in every circumstance, and the opportunity in every challenge.*

*Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.*

*When the trust account is high communication is instant easy and effective.*

*Shift your thinking and watch your life shift...*